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world's attention to the place that some gulag of arts minds. a breach of trust you leaders expressed frustration with their long time ally after reports that u.s. intelligence has been eavesdropping on dozens of world leaders also. we have seen not. as migrants from africa and the middle east struggle to rebuild their lives on the other side of the mediterranean we report from the refugee camp in the heart of europe. and there you asked policeman who pepper sprayed a group of peaceful protesters is awarded compensation for psychiatric damage a ruling that's likely to fuel anger over police brutality.
this is r t coming to you live from the russian capital armory natasha welcome to the program well the evil is showing mounting frustration with its ally across the atlantic and demanding explanations over the u.s. government's intrusive surveillance practices at the ongoing european summit in brussels all eyes are now on the and i say as fresh revelations of spying on european the years for some to reconsider their partnership with washington. france and germany are demanding talks with the u.s. on the issue by the end of the year and half old reports that the n.s.a. has been monitoring chancellor merkel's mobile phone and tracking calls made by the french administration the latest n.s.a. leak has shown down the agency encouraged u.s. government official to hand over the or contact list and the use dad data to eavesdrop on the conversations of thirty five world leaders well the european can.
and so has issued a statement warning that a lack of trust with washington could damage cooperation and intelligence gathering on top of that germany has decided to team up with brazil which was also targeted by the n.s.a. to push for a u.n. resolution restraining u.s. surveillance artists are syria has more on the story of the latest document that edward snowden that provided the guardian we do see some some more insight into the process of how this global surveillance was actually working and the fact that it had spied on the thirty five world leaders is one side of the matter on the other hand it would also encourage a senior officials belonging to departments such as the white house the state department or the pentagon to share their contacts with them encouraging them to give the phone numbers of these people that they wanted to spy on and put them on this surveillance list and also what's interesting that came out of this document is also the fact that it was a knowledge that the eavesdropping the listening in on these hundreds of people of thirty five world leaders actually did not produce much it produced quote unquote
little reportable intelligence and also it's had some very real consequences already going up to the legislative level in the e.u. for example would be a parliament backing the new rules to restrict the flow of data to the united states and also calling for a suspension of a u.s. bank deal talks spain has summoned the u.s. ambassador over the latest reports of n.s.a. eavesdropping the agency's allegedly been snooping on spanish government officials and the targets may have included the country's prime minister and down to editor of politics a coder you case as the backlash from the e.u. is only likely to grow. we're starting to some very very tough rhetoric especially from the e.u. commission which is not prone to issuing tough rhetoric or things considered usually it speaks in the sort of diplomacy talk now it's using a much more robust language which does suggest that action is coming. and while that commotion hate selp british prime minister david cameron is still
a conspicuously silent and some reports suggest he was pressured into signing an e.u. statement expressing deep concerns over u.s. surveillance but chancellor merkel has said cameron continues to support the n.s.a.'s activities and don says that this is not surprising the u.k. is essentially indistinguishable from the u.s. and certainly g c h q works in partnership with the n.s.a. perhaps more of the sort of subservient incorporated partner. but nevertheless there's really no point trying to distinguish them while the reason that london is being very quiet is because london has its own secrets which will probably come out in the laundry over the next few weeks. despite the expressing its growing discontent with washington skeptics say these concerns are unlikely to go beyond formal statements u.n. diplomat a lot of the news earlier explain why. and a few weeks after the media down the big issues it will just go on and business as
usual that is my expectation they will not and you. will remain states for mental problems. while we are closely following the spying fallout over on our website article with details dates and alice's. now immigration is another issue rearing its head at the e.u. summit in brussels hundreds of africans drowned in the mediterranean sea earlier this month trying to reach european shores in overcrowded boats governments in southern europe are demanding more help from the rest of the e.u. to cope with the inflow of migrants are desperate all over met some of the people who fled their homelands. we have feed we are not anymore we have feeling we all want to be jobless homeless and thousands of kilometers from home this is the reality for refugees who were forced to flee violence in libya twenty eleven there
is no option not even allowed to work in germany since i've been to germany i just slip and eat what i do they arrived in europe through its early however the italian authorities told them they couldn't stay and sent them packing with five hundred euros and give me some money i should go bank and collect the money i have the right to go anywhere what i want to go in soya just to leave it like yeah to live it to live because it is a disaster and the european law it's really shouldn't have done less it's the responsibility of the member state where refugees arrive to look after them by sending these refugees away left them in a difficult legal predicament my document is get an expert and the five hundred year is finished can't go back i can't i can't even go back to italy to renew even my documents why did you fall far for over a year more than five hundred from all over sub-saharan africa being packed into
this camp in the german capital i don't. know how you think they'd been working in libya when colonel gadhafi was toppled a new nato backed war the documents these people have gives them access to basic medical care that nothing else mentions it in now in berlin and it's up to germany to find a solution to their problems we're trying to get them residents grammont so for now there is no long term solution they have no right to work no right to social housing and are forced to live on handouts there's a feeling in the camp that e.u. members who took part in the twenty eleven action against libya have a responsibility to help i see this is a problem of order to appear you do because this italian. that you. are distributing we. do what you do is germany decides what to do they get ready for a second winter in the city park these people came here because they were fleeing
violence but in running for their lives they found themselves stuck in limbo here in the e.u. peter all of a r.t. . and coming up a role reversal in south africa some are fearing a return of apartheid of but this time it's the white population that could be on the receiving end of racist policies. protesters have been taking to the streets across the u.s. this week to demonstrate against what they call an epidemic of police brutality anger over excessive use of force and alleged racial profiling has sparked unrest in dozens of cities meanwhile a security official has been awarded janner as compensation for psychiatric damage after he pappas sprayed a group of peaceful protesters are just more of ordinary forts. the next u.s. law enforcement official to face off against unarmed peaceful protesters may easily
get away with brutalizing them and even be rewarded afterwards remember that horrifying video of a university police officer spraying pepper spray into the bin says of students who were seated on the ground well that man has been awarded nearly forty thousand dollars in workman's compensation john pike sued the university of california davis claiming he suffered from depression and anxiety was brought on by death threats against him and his family following the two thousand and eleven incident last week a judge approved the thirty eight thousand and fifty nine dollars worker's compensation award settlement between pike and u.c. davis now initially pike was placed on paid administrative leave after pepper spraying u.c. davis students during a protest in support of occupy wall street he was fired eight months later however an internal university investigation concluded that he acted appropriately a u.c.
davis student we spoke with expressed shock over the lucrative ward doled out for police brutality. what the pepper spray led to was not following orders and they wanted us to be an example for what you shouldn't do as a student and they wanted to put fear into people and it pretty much worked i remember after the pepper spray happened i went home and was deeply afraid of ever protesting again the police. on the wrist maybe for a moment awarded later if people are like we got money like that was a good thing when really he would go putting like trauma and fear and weapon on other incidents of police brutality extend from the west all the way to the east coast of the united states last month here in. new york city police officers attack students who were protesting visiting professor position given to axial age erector
david petraeus at cuny the city's official university her testers were punched slammed on the ground and six today were arrested jailed and arraigned on charges of obstruction of governmental administration riot resisting arrest and disorderly conduct however there's been no reports of the officers involved to being penalized or charged with misconduct according to the latest confirmed figures there are close to one thousand four hundred federal civil rights cases pending against the new york city police department reporting from new york. r.t. tough police tactics are in the spotlight in today's breaking the sad and can watch the full show at six thirty pm g.m.t. don pike the policeman in the video who was merely watering is hippies has been awarded a much deserved thirty eight thousand dollars in workers' compensation from u.c. davis you see back in june filed
a claim with the university seen that he suffered from quote unspecified psychiatric and nervous system damage i can totally relate releasing an entire can of mace on a group of students can really give you a case of pretty bad p.t.s.d. in fact maybe we should start giving all the cops who participated in occupies a brutal crackdown on protesters comp money watching old ladies cry and dirty hippies bleed from their head as a result of your actions can really take a toll on one's mental health so make sure to give a shed a tear for john pike today and let's go break the. apple a tickle prisoner or a convicted thief coming up we'll take a closer look at the shifting attitudes towards russia's most high profile prisoner in just a couple of minutes here on r t. i just want to keep building in saudi arabia and iran to find millions and millions
of pounds worth of building of mosques in this country where they have them addresses where a car and we have a hundred thousand four to sixteen year old children who are being schooled in these which research which is encouraging completely on immigration within the society. right to see. her struggle. and i think the church. reformers would. instruct. to be. on the money with the business of russia is.
welcome back this is r.t. now after living through the dark days of apartheid some south africans are now worried that history could be a ballot european itself but this time it's the white population of i have the most to fear they will leave a new racial divide is starting to emerge as our policy here in our reports. cooney no really is preparing for genocide against his people his plans are in place his community is ready to flee but we've been planning for eight years it started simple as the idea was to give people an option we've divided the country into twenty seven provinces and divided those further into groups each group has its own plan and so forth since ninety ninety four when south africa elected its first black government with nelson mandela to home into power more than three thousand
white farmers are said to have been murdered relatives claim finding and prosecuting the culprits has never become a priority of the south african police. when some africa's president jacob zuma sang the song last year many off economists saw it as another nail in the coffin sealing their fate there are some three million off economists who live across south africa descendants of primarily northern europeans who arrived in the country three to four centuries ago genocide watch. right now where the stage or level six. level seven is when the actual killings stalls gustav mahler and his team are afraid they will seven could start any moment a form intelligence officer in a south african army it was easy for good stuff to read the warning signs. we have believers and in our bible it says if you notice warning signs you must convey it
if you don't you will have blood on your hands. as head of the movement gustav has established a countrywide operation with more than one hundred safe areas the idea is that when the alert is given people will be notified by islamists each will drive to a meeting point from where they will travel in convoy to pre-designated safe areas one of the main centers is here in south africa's fourth oldest town half an it the death of nelson mandela is a risk scenario he's a political icon and his passing could see violence flaring up again from a legally sanctioned economic discrimination against whites to the farm murders targeting afrikaner as the problems are only getting worse according to the state lenders as many as eight hundred thousand white mostly off the consulate in south africans support the movement many have already begun collecting blankets and other emergency provisions when the macfarlane is a mother who was for her son's future she joins us eight hundred because it gives
her some control of a situation she'd otherwise feel powerless about on the breaks are there is a place i can go where i can be safe i joined to give my son and myself a place to go likely for fathers the satan and his vow to fight for their country and while the south african government is aware of their efforts it hasn't commented policy or r.t. half when it eastern cape south africa now a spokesperson for the south african arctic freedom riders party says the country is simply trying to overcome the deep inequalities left by the colonial era. at the moment because one of the most politically stable countries in the entire world take into consideration that we are able to maintain the photos the ability with the things that cause wars in other countries so i don't think that there are any tensions except in the economic sense the african national congress government has just merely perpetuated. racialized forms of only sheep and.
inequalities unemployment and saw the idea is to break the type of colonial modes of economic planning and redistribution that privilege white people. now our web team has lined up plenty of stories for you today including japan's adverse to save face and the wake of the fukushima disaster the government's about to introduce a law imposing jail time of those who blow the whistle on matters of national importance for all the details had to r.t. dot com. video surveillance backfires on police in the us as an officer is caught on camera shooting a mentally handicapped man who showed no signs of aggression and we've got that shocking video and the full details of his story over in our web site. right see. first street. and i think the church.
on our reporters were very. instrumental. to be in the. how it's been exactly a decade since the name how to confiscate first grabbed the global media's attention russia's then richest man was arrested on charges of fraud and tax evasion and has remained behind bars ever since with almost a year ago before his release the former oil magnate still divides public opinion as our geezer group is going off now explains. he was the richest man in russia and one of the wealthiest in the world while his or company us at one point was the waters in the currency suddenly in two thousand and three macarthur that of course he was arrested and then found guilty of fraud and sentenced to nine years then in
a separate criminal case against him along with his former business partner but only a bit of that of course he was found guilty of embezzlement and money laundering worth millions and now is expected to be free from jail in two thousand and fourteen to lose the because of it of course he remains one of the most controversial figures in russia's fierce criticism of the kremlin given him both supporters and critics here in the country but in the west despite the serious crimes he was found guilty of he's mainly presented as a victim of political repression and for more on the western image of russia's former altar i call him here is that this report by my colleague again there today major media outlets in the west portray me. as a victim of politics but back in the one nine hundred ninety s. the same outlets presented a different picture of the former oil tycoon. that of a man who used dodgy an elaborate schemes designed to evade taxes and strip his company's minority shareholders of their profits be used every trick in the book in
one thousand nine hundred nine u.s. outlets were writing about how low russia fell letting the yukos oil company operate the way they did about yukos his actions being a major affront to foreign investors they were asking why isn't the russian government stepping in to her because he's played this game i mean at the moment he's crying the rule of law but in the ninety's when it suited him. he noted it or manipulated the system to his advantage but around the year two thousand cut off he started working to repair his tainted image abroad he invited international auditors started pouring millions of dollars into lobbying london and washington former secretary. state henry kissinger of became an honorable trustee of the open russia foundation set up and financed by. and from the bad boy of russia's bandit capitalism in the eyes of the west transformed quickly into
a man who the world could do business with around the time of his arrest in two thousand and three the tycoon was in the process of selling a quarter of you christmas spoil fields to american fuel giants either exxon or chevron essentially all of the wealth of russia's oil and grow materials resources would have been transferred to western shareholders of which khodorkovsky was a major shareholder. russia could not afford this. and here in the us the s. suit of the media towards mikhail for the boesky seems to have changed with the realisation that the west benefited or could have benefited from his actions in washington i'm going to go and on to some other stories from around the world now in syria a car bomb explosion has killed at least thirty people including children and injured over one hundred others the blast went off near a mosque in a damascus suburb the attack comes a day after a gas pipeline supplying
a major power station caught fire and incident that the government blamed on the rebel fires. an explosion at a candy factory in northern mexico has killed at least one person and left dozens more injured with several still unaccounted for a boiler is believed to have caught fire in a facility near the texas border causing the ceiling to collapse three hundred people were inside the building at the time rescue teams are still searching for survivors. clashes broke out overnight in the spanish capital madrid between police and students as a day of nationwide demonstrations to sand into violence education spending cuts and rising tuition fees have sparked a wave of strikes at schools and universities across the country the reforms are just the latest in a raft of government astaire the measures and come at a time of record unemployment was nearly fifty seven percent of young people out of
work. about twenty thousand opposition supporters have taken to the streets of the combat capital in a show of defiance against prime minister who send their rallies now in its third day with protesters demanding an independent probe into alleged vote rigging in the july election demonstrators also delivered a petition to the united nations and several foreign embassies with two million some friends backing a plea for international intervention. feel lympics claim has reached the north pole for the first time as part of a sorts twenty of fourteen relate it took a nuclear eyes breaker exactly ninety one hours and twelve minutes to reach the world summit which is a twenty four hour darkness during the polar night the team of torchbearers included representatives from each of the arctic nations or you can follow the relay by logging on to our called the tell website. in bahrain
a document has been leaked by a human rights group detailing the government's plans to ship huge amounts of tear gas into the country according to the data the ministry of the fans has ordered one point six million tear gas canisters that's more than the country's entire population security forces have used the gas extensively in its attempts to suppress opposition rallies with reports of people's homes or even places of worship being targeted and since the start of the anti-government uprising two years ago tear gas has caused around forty deaths according to human rights activists and it's also been blamed for a miscarriages blindness and breathing problems human rights activist ahmed ali talk to us about the worrying numbers. bahrain's been leading a campaign of spiral spiraling repression since two thousand and eleven and the number one technique or weapon that they've been using for that repression is the use of tear gas and i'm not surprised it's starting to run out because they've been
firing. an estimated over one hundred shots a night on villages civilians on civilians on protesters men women children under disabled like he said we've recorded over thirty nine deaths from the excessive use of tear gas and paul of these deaths direct body shots on the head and neck. the latest episode of sophie and co is just a few minutes away here on our team. new zealand is boldly going where no government has gone before and according to reuters has decided to create a regulatory body to oversee recreational drugs that is their opening pandora's box
it have at least temporarily given approval to fifty substances for sale at special stores which are banned in most other countries the body is trying to take a more scientific approach and determine which substances are actually harmful to the user you know i've heard the argument that the war on drugs just wastes massive sums of money effort and lives and you need turn a futile battle which is true it does but the only option people give is just legalize all drugs there are a few problems with this when something is legal that tends to make it ok is it really ok for you to spend your whole life in a trance to avoid reality is it really ok for everyone in town on friday night after work to go out and ice crystal meth rampage the other problem is that the war on drugs fails because it's fighting the drugs and not the reason why people take them which is to escape reality why do people want to escape reality because in modern times or post modern times we live a soulless pointless isolated consumeristic existence of working in a pointless office job just to get poor so we can scrape by and get some cheap plastic junk at walmart when people's lives are empty they will fill them with
something through a needle but that's just my opinion. welcome to sort of be a pill i'm sophie shevardnadze migration has always been seen as a way to find a better. than a man fleeing from the troubles of your homeland conflicts an economic shakeup have brought millions of migrants talking about stirred up strong. feelings the new neighbors leave in peace and what should be done for that. time. an unprecedented population wave exposing fortress europe's
policy failures immigration is changing its challenge in europe polarizing its politics and on settling its societies. to extremism be sidelined that's the fear factor eliminated from the european frontlines. our guest today is tony robinson who used to be the face and leader of the english defense league street protest movement known for its strong anti islam stance tony it's great to have you on this program today now your recent departure from the english defense league surprised if not shocked both your supporters and opponents looking back are you proud of the a.d.l. leadership or disillusioned with it on proud of form in the sense he completely. for treating the years in this country working class people been ignored. for years what they were up.